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Published On: Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

5 Best Skin Care Hacks You Probably Aren’t Doing

If you want to age gracefully and beautifully, you have to establish good skincare routine at a very young age. Babies are born with soft, moist and supple skin. As you grow older, harsh elements in the environment, including sun exposure, can make your hurt your overall skin health.

With aging comes the sagging and wrinkling of your skin. Yet, your religious and good skincare can efficiently and effectively slow down the harmful effects of the environment.  

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How Does Your Skin Work?

Before you attempt establishing a good skincare regimen, you must have a good understanding of your skin’s anatomical and physiological attributes.

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Our entire body is being covered by our skin with its three layers (namely subcutaneous tissue, dermis and epidermis).

The innermost layers are known as the subcutaneous tissue where fat cells are located for insulation. The dermis layer contains connective tissues and the epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. The epidermis functions as a barrier between the body organs and the environmental harsh elements.

Cells found in the epidermis continue to move from the inner part of the epidermis to the surface which results to flaking off when they reach through the top. The cells in the epidermis go thin over time. This will result to the decline of collagen which is the protein found in the skin which is responsible for elasticity. Thereby, this will result to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. The sweat glands (which are related to the moisture of the skin) are also decreasing in number as you grow older. This will cause the development of dryer skin.

Extreme sun exposure would mean that exposure to UVA and UVB radiation which depletes the epidermis further. This will result to a quicker break down of the collagen in your skin. Thus, one of the most significant things to do is establish good skincare routine with proper moisturizing and cleansing.

Effective skin care would require effort and dedication, but it will pay off eventually.

Here are some tips to keep in mind to achieve a young and beautiful skin:

  1.    When you take a shower, give some time for yourself to have a face steam massage session. A facial massage can definitely be done in the comforts of your own home. We recommend that you use circular motions with the use of your fingers. Rotating tapping motions all over your face including your cheeks, forehead, cheekbones and your jaw bone. This will surely result into a dewy complexion brought about by improved blood circulation to your face. For hydration, you can definitely make use of essential oil for maximum hydration.
  2.   Make use of charcoal face mask. This will help in exfoliation and detoxification of your skin. All you have to do is leave the sheet on your face for about 15 to 25 minutes as you relax.
  3.   Wash cloth in hot water can be used to exfoliate. You have to get rid of those ugly dead skin cells. With upward circular motions and strokes, you can include this one too.  Upwards strokes should be done to avoid the skin from sagging downwards.
  4.   Moisturize your face very well and often. You can invest in moisturizers which you will need to apply in two good layers. It is much like sealing all the minerals and moisture within the skin.
  5.   At night, you should end the day with a sleeping mask. You can hyper-moisturize because this is the time when your skin cells work the hardest to rejuvenate itself.

Why Is It Important To Wash Face With Water?

Washing your face is very important for a beautiful and glowing skin. When you wash your face, make sure that you are using warm clean water. You may avoid using chemical exfoliants when but is readily available and free

Warm water will open up the pores which facilitates the faster removal of impurities of your skin. Once the pores are open, you can definitely work out the declogging of oil and sebum off the skin.  Cold water on the other hand, can make your pores smaller.

Since water is an essential element for your skin care, you should make sure that the taps are working at home. You can ask your local plumbing service provider for all your pipe work needs. Do not be hesitant to contact an emergency plumber from in your town. They have the knowledge and skills to set up a cold and warm water system in your bathroom.

Invest in skincare routine today and keep that vibrant, healthy, and youthful skin through the years.

Aiza Mabayag is a 33-year-old registered nurse from the Philippines who is just as passionate about writing and painting. In her free time, she finds way to earn money online.

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